List of Sell Your Own House Websites, Sell Your Home Yourself

Sell Your Own House

If you're looking to sell your own house, then once you've found out how much an estate agent might charge you might feel that the cash they'd get is better in your pocket!

There are many websites now that help you to sell your own house. This hub lists the top sell your own house websites, so you have a handy list and can quickly make a decision as to whether it is right for you or not.

How to Sell Your Own House

If you want to sell your own house, then you need to think about how practical that is - and not just focus on how much an estate agent will charge you to do the job.

Rooms need to be measured, good photographs need to be taken, you need to ensure as many people as possible are visiting the website where you're advertising, do you have time to answer queries quickly and to do the viewings yourself?

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All these are tasks that the estate agent is geared up to do.

In choosing a website to sell your own house, make sure they are the right one for you, don't just pick them because they're the cheapest.

Many sellers will also create a full website of their own, so they're able to share that with friends and contacts - as well as having control over what's on it and update it with all information that a potential buyer might be interested to know. When you get your own website, you're in control of the content.

You can quickly and easily create your own house for sale website to sell your house yourself - the more places you're listed, the more people will find your house for sale... speeding up your search for a buyer. Of course, this takes a little time, but you might just help make that sale.

BaseEstate used to offer a free sell your own house website service, ideal for listing your house for sale, but they stopped doing it.

Home Staging: Learn to Do It Yourself

Maybe you've already thought about home staging. This is where you prepare your house for sale by staging it so buyers are more likely to want to buy it.

You can learn to bring out its best features, while hiding the downsides.

In fact, home staging is a growth industry - if you want to make the most of your house, then have you considered doing a home staging course? Why not stage your own home and think about offering home staging as a service to other home sellers in your local area. After all, if you've been through the process and sold your home, you're already halfway to being an expert.

When you pick a website to sell your own house, you need to first check how many houses for sale they have in your area - if only one or two come up then you'll probably find that very few people in the area will come to the site regularly as they'll prefer to be visiting sites that have lots of houses for sale where they're looking.

Also check where they are advertising their website and your house - you need to get as many people as possible seeing it.

The Benefits of Using Rightmove

Rightmove is the biggest UK houses for sale website - with over 90% of all houses for sale being listed, it's the one place where most people are most likely to be looking.  If you can afford it, you should get your house listed with an online estate agent that advertises on Rightmove.  Rightmove is quite expensive, so many won't.

There is a full list of sell your own house website links at the bottom of this page - and a separate one that lists those which use Rightmove to advertise your house.

The fact is, that if your house is not appearing on Rightmove then you are seriously restricting the people who will ever know it is for sale - it is definitely worth paying the extra to join with those agents who do use Rightmove.

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Click2Move

This is a low cost way to sell your own house. You write up your own details and take your own measurements, then upload them. Potential buyers contact you direct, by email or phone. You conduct your own viewings.

This is a real DIY solution, where you're paying to have your house listed on their site, which keeps the costs low

Cost: £19.99

Advertise on: Not affiliated with any major portals. Press and magazine advertising.

Website: http://www.click2move.co.uk/

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Express Estate Agency

They will price your property attractively, aiming to achieve a quick sale for you. They boast an average 22 days to sell, but they will probably price your house a little less than you're comfortable with as they won't talk up the price to get your business. Their fees can be a little more than a local estate agent would charge.

Firstly you pay for a proper valuation, by a RICS surveyor, then you agree a price with them to sell it a bit lower.  This is a "sell your house quickly" service, not to be compared with regular estate agents.

They have nationwide coverage and a 24/7 telephone line potential buyers can call. They vet all callers before making an appointment for them to meet you for a viewing. They will manage the negotiation stage.

Cost: £valuation fee + 1.95% of the sale price.

Advertise on: Rightmove, FindAProperty, Globrix, Fish4Homes, PrimeLocation , PropertyNews.com

Website: http://www.expressestateagents.co.uk

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Half a Percent, ½%

HalfAPercent mostly only sells houses within the M25, so it's not suitable if you are selling your own house and it's not in London or close by. If your house is outside the M25 the fee is £249 instead of £199.

Cost: £FREE with a 1% commission, or £199 with a 0.5% commission

Advertise on: Rightmove, FindAProperty, Globrix, PrimeLocation, PropertyLive, Gumtree, ThisIsLondon, among others

Website: http://www.halfapercent.com/


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HouseLadder

A long-established free online sell your own house website that makes most of its money from advertising space on their site.

Cost: £FREE

Advertise on: Their own site, with newspaper advertising

Website: http://www.houseladder.co.uk/


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HouseNetwork

Probably the UK's leading sell your own house website.

They have three pricing options, from paying a small initial fee and a larger completion fee, through to paying £345 up front (which is the cheapest way).

For your money, you'll get a real estate agent to visit you, you'll have a virtual tour video of four rooms, full description and room sizes, 2D floorplans, photos of your house/rooms, advertising.

Cost: £345-£499.

Advertise on: Extensive marketing includes Rightmove, Fish4Homes, FindAProperty, Vebra, Home, Globrix ... and hundreds more

Website: http://www.housenetwork.co.uk/

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HouseSimple

Members of the OEA (The Ombudsman for Estate Agents), House Simple will advertise your house for sale through the Rightmove website.

Cost: £245 + 0.1% of the sales price

Advertise on: Rightmove, Primelocation, Findaproperty, Zoopla, Globrix, Propertyfinder, Propertyindex, Fish4, Thinkproperty, Hotproperty and 100's more.

Website: http://www.housesimple.co.uk/


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HouseWeb

Established in 1996, Hoseweb were the first UK website allowing you to sell your own house online.

Cost: From £47 with no commission, to £199.

Advertised on: Fish4, AOL, Daily Express, Channel 4 Homes, Daily Star, Home.co.uk, Smartestate, TheSun

Website: http://www.houseweb.co.uk/


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Jane Earl

Jane Earl cover England and Wales. What's different with this one is that they will run a Google Adwords campaign for two weeks when you join them, to target people to your advert.

Viewing requests come to you 24/7 by text, so you are in control. During office hours, viewing requests are taken by their office staff. Your personal information is never displayed to viewers.

Jane Earl will handle offers from buyers - and manage the negotiation for you, to get you the best price possible.

Cost: £295, 0% commission

Advertise on: Rightmove, Globrix, Google Adwords, listing on 20+ other property sites.

Website: http://www.janeearl.co.uk/

**JANE EARL HAS NOW CLOSED**

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Koodu

Pay one fee of £2999, which includes VAT and get a complete service from measuring/photos and HIP, through the conveyancing. All in one, one fixed price.

Cost: £2999 (London area only)

Advertise on: Rightmove, Globrix, PrimeLocation, FindAProperty, FindANewHome, Homes&Property

Website: http://www.koodu.co.uk

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Magnolia Properties

This is a free sell your own home website, but beyond that there are other services you can pay for, e.g. you can buy a For Sale sign for £30, or pay for them to advertise your house on Google.

They can also arrange your HIP and say they have the cheapest HIP on the market.

Cost: £FREE to list, you buy additional services as you want/need t hem

Advertise on: Dedicated Google advertising for your property (cost £50)

Website: http://www.magnoliaproperties.co.uk

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Move Home Online

They tell you how many website visitors they have had in the past week and how many properties they are currently selling.

At the time of writing, I can see that they have 7823 houses for sale and have had 2875 enquiries for viewings in the past 7 days. 32 houses went under offer.

Cost: From £0 to £130

Advertise on: FISH4HOMES, The Sun, YELL.COM

Website: http://www.movehomeonline.co.uk/pages/choosead.aspx

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My Property For Sale

Established in 2001, mypropertyforsale were one of the first UK websites that enabled you to sell your own house online.

They provide you with a free For Sale sign.

Cost: £99 to advertise on their site, an extra £40 to be included on other sites they advertise on

Advertise on: Nestoria, Telegraph, Fish4Homes, EuropeanProperty, Trovit, Home.co.u, 4Homes

Website: http://www.mypropertyforsale.co.uk/

2016: CLOSED

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Sell My Own Home

With Sell My Own Home, you take your own photos and upload the details of your house yourself. They email you when people are interested in your house, having checked them out first to see that they are in a position to buy.

You will receive a For Sale sign.

Cost: £9.99 - £399 + VAT

Advertise on: Rightmove, Fish4Homes, Nestoria, Home.co.uk, among others.

Website: http://www.sellmyownhome.co.uk/

UPDATE: Sell My Own Home have Closed and are No Longer in Business

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Sell Your Own Home

A budget solution to selling your own home online.  You are paying to have up to 10 photos and your house details made available online.  They aren't linking to any of the major house buying and selling websites, which will mean a small chance somebody will see your house advert.

Cost: from £29 for 12 months.

Advertise on:They use Google to advertise, as well as Facebook, banner advertising and local/national newspaper adverts.

Website: http://www.sellyourownhome.co.uk/


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Teplio

This is the website that Sarah Beeny, from the television house programme Property Ladder, is associated with. Unlike the others, it's completely free to use, with no fees and no commission on selling.

Cost: £FREE

Advertise on: They don't advertise through property portals, so the word is spread through word of mouth and PR.

Website: http://www.tepilo.com/

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The House Sale

You write your own house for sale details and take photos, you can upload up to 10 photos with your listing. They provide you with statistics so you can see how many people have viewed your house advert.

Cost: £89

Advertise on: Fish4Homes, Yell.com, The Sun, MSN, The Independent, Google, Home.co.uk, 300 other places

Website: http://www.thehousesale.co.uk/

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The Little House Company, now The HouseShop

You write your own house details and take your own photos. The Little House Company covers the whole of the UK.

Cost: £89, no commission.

Advertise on: Fish4Homes, HotProperty

Website: https://www.thehouseshop.com/homeowners


Checklist of Things to Think About When You Sell Your Own House

When you call in an estate agent to sell your house for you, the service you are paying for is that they will come round, measure the rooms, take the photos for you, write up the details and lay it all out for buyers to read. They will advertise your house in local papers and on their website and also on other websites they are affiliated with.

They will organise and fit a For Sale board if you want one. They will talk to people who walk in off the street, they will email their existing mailing list. They will be there to answer the phone and discuss your house with potential buyers and arrange a viewing. They will usually accompany the potential buyer round your house and then follow that up with a phone call to pursue interest and answer further questions.

Once an offer's received they will negotiate the selling price, getting the best price possible for your house for you.

After that, they play a role in moving the sale along, by contacting the buyer and solicitors and any other estate agents in the buying chain.

Once your house is sold, you take your keys to them and your buyer will pick the keys up from their office. They will then arrange to have the For Sale board removed.

When you sell your own house, this means you have a lot of things to think about.

Sell Your Own House Checklist

  • Will you organise your own HIP or do you want the online company to help/organise that for you?
  • Do you know how much your house is worth, or will they help you price it?
  • Do they write the details, or do you?
  • Do they take the photos, or do you? How many photos is the limit?
  • Do they provide 2D floorplans?
  • Do they provide a virtual tour? How many rooms do they do the virtual tour for?
  • Do they answer phones and organise viewings, or do people contact you direct?
  • Do you want to do the viewings yourself, or do you want them do do it for you?
  • Do you want to negotiate the selling price with a buyer, or do you want them to do the negotiating?
  • Do you want a For Sale sign? Do they provide one or does it cost extra?
  • Do they charge a commission/further fee once the house is sold, if so how much is it?
  • What arrangements will you make to get the keys to your buyers on completion day?

Also, check thoroughly against your checklist that you understand exactly what you're getting for your money. Understand the different choices and options of services available and make sure you've picked the right one for your budget and needs.

I hope this page helps you!

Have We Missed One Out? Add Your Own To The List

If you know of any other websites where you can sell your own house, leave a comment at the bottom of this page and I'll add them to the list.


Last updated: September 2016

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Comments 15 comments

Steven 7 years ago

A very useful list. We used Jane Earl (mentioned above) to sell our home in Huddersfield last year in a difficult market. Ok, it took five months to sell but we got there and saved a load (thousands). They were very professional - but they are a little more expensive now (we paid £195). I would recommend selling this way to anyone - paying high street agents big commissions is silly and unnecessary.


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UK Wordsmith 7 years ago

www.smugsale.com

It's amazing value at just £25.

Couldn't believe it when I found them.


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westside1 7 years ago from Santa Monica

If you are not comfortable selling your house in this economy, and just want to wait for a better time to sell you can just rent it instead. If you want to rent your property fast, use westsiderentals.co , it is free to post your property. Westsiderentals has also helped over 1 million people search for housing.


adam levell 7 years ago

we operate a similar house selling website, we feel there will be room for both private online sales and estate agents in the future.

Hopefully, it will lead to an in improvement in estate agents` service.

Our site also has plenty of useful information for housesellers.

Adam Levell

www.thishome4u.co.uk


James 6 years ago

Don't forget www.thebigpropertylist.co.uk launching soon!!


mikeallen 6 years ago

Selling your house yourself is not as hard as people make out.

www.h4house.co.uk

they will fit a forsale board for you, after that you can upload photos. video even your HIP if you want. You write you own description, arrange viewing / open days for whenever you want, and you set the price you want.

Get an offer you accept - call your solictor - done. And you get to keep the thousands of pounds you would have paid an agent.


TomH 6 years ago

Hi,

www.limepepperproperty.co.uk is another free private sales website

Tom


John 6 years ago

Many thanks for such as GREAT list of sites. Have bookmarked it for when I come to sell a rental hosue of mine next year.


James 6 years ago

If you work for a bank or law firm you can use bigbleu.com which is free and very good.


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prophetable1 6 years ago

Hi,

Great blog with lots of info but missing one of the largest sites for scotland...www.s1homes.com my own house is on it at present :) I've tried the private sale angle but have have now put it into the hands of my solicitor....who knows?


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earner 6 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Also, there's http://www.youmove.co.uk/ which is a free sell your own house website.


imranmahmud 5 years ago

actually, to sell a house it is better to use email marketing with the help of internet. now a days it is quite popular for many reasons.


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RichPt 5 years ago

Great Hub and a really comprehensive list of online estate agents, here's one more for you http://www.myonlineestateagent.com/ which advertises your house free on a range of sites.


estate agents 5 years ago

When you call in an estate agent to sell your house for you, the service you are paying for is that they will come round, measure the rooms, take the photos for you, write up the details and lay it all out for buyers to read.


sellhousefastusa 4 years ago from Sell house for cash in new york , brooklyn, queens, long island, bronx & nationwide !

Wow...great resource for people selling their homes !

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